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Old 04-01-2011   #1
 
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Athletic backgrounds of paddlers

Hey peeps,
For a Canoe and Kayak magazine story, Iím trying to find out what athletic backgrounds are most common in whitewater kayaking. In a response, please indicate what your high school or extracurricular athletic endeavor was. Include any pursuit to which you were significantly devoted.
I appreciate your help.

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Grammar School: Each year I played Different Sports depending on the Season. Strictly Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer.

High School: Freshmen Year through Junior Year: Baseball, Football, and Indoor Track.
Senior Year: None, Worked, and went to school.

After High School: US ARMY Airborne Infantry with the 82nd Airborne Division (2001-2005) Deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. I was proudly a Grunt.

- Played Paintball since I was 14. (28 now)

Been in college since 2005, and I keep up with my own fitness levels still. Lifting about 5 days a week along with cardio which I switch off from running, fighting/throwing down on the bag working on Krav Maga techniques, and Ruck Marching at least 5 miles with a 65 LBS Large ALICE Pack.

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High School, football and basketball.
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High School: beer guzzling, headbanging, running from authorities, drunken wrestling, criminal mischief.

This strict regimen prepped me very well for kayaking takeout parties and guzzling beer at camp. I also learned skills that are critical to kayaking like: shit talking, exageration, and waking up from a hangover ready to rock.

Note: I grew up in New Orleans where drinking is a recognized team sport.
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Baseball, ran cross-country & track (although I was slow as hell!)
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Middle School: Basketball, Swimming, Tennis

High School: Tennis (in MI the three sports above are all the same season for girls, had to choose one). Got my shoulder messed up BEFORE kayaking. Does Marching Band count?

College: Decided to join the drinking team
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Hey peeps,
For a Canoe and Kayak magazine story, I’m trying to find out what athletic backgrounds are most common in whitewater kayaking. In a response, please indicate what your high school or extracurricular athletic endeavor was. Include any pursuit to which you were significantly devoted.
I appreciate your help.
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Beer swilling Mathelete!
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